Thurs. 9/22/11 Fall TV - Picks And Pans With TV Critic Matthew Gilbert

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Fri. 7/6/12
Summer Reads

Fri. 7/6/12
Summer Reads

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We hear from area authors and literary insiders who reveal what’s on their summer reading lists. Plus we open up the phone lines and take your recommendations.

Thurs. 7/5/12
White House Burning

Thurs. 7/5/12
White House Burning

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We're joined by the authors of White House Burning, which argues that the national debt is eating away at America's future and that the consequences will be dire.

Wed. 7/4/12
Elizabeth The Queen: The Life Of A Modern Monarch

Wed. 7/4/12
Elizabeth The Queen: The Life Of A Modern Monarch

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In honor of Independence Day, we aired a special rewind episode about Elizabeth the Queen.

Wed. 7/4/12
Rebecca Eaton's 'Masterpiece'

Wed. 7/4/12
Rebecca Eaton's 'Masterpiece'

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A special rewind episode featuring Masterpiece Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton in the studio to discuss Downton Abbey's success and how she plans to stay on top.

Tues. 7/3/12
In The Studio With Dan Bern

Tues. 7/3/12
In The Studio With Dan Bern

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Our resident provocateur Steve Almond returns with an in-studio performance by Dan Bern and his backing band, Common Rotation.

Tues. 7/3/12
One On One With Tom Hamilton

Tues. 7/3/12
One On One With Tom Hamilton

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Tom Hamilton joins us – ahead of Aerosmith’s North American Tour – to explain what keeps him, Steven Tyler and the rest of the “Bad Boys From Boston” going after 40 years.


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Fall TV - Picks And Pans With TV Critic Matthew Gilbert
TVThere sure seems to be a little extra buzz around the launch of Fall TV season this year. There's highly anticipated new shows like FOX's New Girl. And new seasons of recent favorites like HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Then there are a few stalwarts getting a reboot with Ashton Kutcher joining the cats of Two and Half Men and James Spader replacing Steve Carrell on The Office. Well we know your DVR only has so much space, so we welcome Boston Globe TV Critic Matthew Gilbert with his picks and pans.

Matt's Picks:
New Shows 
Revenge – Wednesdays at 10pm on ABC
Pan Am – Sundays at 10pm on ABC
Terra Nova – Mondays at 8pm on FOX
New Girl – Tuesdays at 9pm on FOX
Up All Night – Wednesdays at 8pm on NBC
Suburgatory – Wednesdays at 8:30pm on ABC
Two Broke Girls – Mondays at 8:30pm on CBS
Homeland – Sundays at 10pm on Showtime (premieres 10/2)
Boss – Fridays at 10pm on Starz (premieres 10/21)
Hell on Wheels – Sundays on AMC (premieres 11/6)

Returning Shows 
Modern Family – Wednesdays at 9pm on ABC
Raising Hope – Tuesdays at 9:30pm on FOX
The Good Wife – Sundays at 9pm on CBS
Boardwalk Empire – Sundays at 9pm on HBO (premieres 9/25)
Dexter – Sundays at 9pm on Showtime (premieres 10/2)
Bored to Death – Mondays at 9pm on HBO (premieres 10/10)

Reboots and Curiosities
James Spader joins the cast of The Office
Ted Danson joins the cast of CSI
Ashton Kutcher replaces Charlie Sheen on Two and A Half Men
X Factor reunites Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul
Dancing With the Stars returns
SNL is back for a 24th season – premieres with Alec Baldwin and Radiohead on 9/24
Mad Men is back in production, no word on when it will premiere

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